Officials

img_1807NENSA – Officials Certification

NENSA’s Officials Certification Program is designed to provide our Eastern Cup and Championship events with informed officials who work in cooperation with NENSA staff and site personnel to create safe, exciting competitions. Recognizing that each candidate has a unique background, we have created an Officials Certification Program that blends hands-on experience in our Eastern Cup mentoring program with written testing and interview.

NENSA Officials Mentoring Program

Interested participants are paired with NENSA-certified and FIS certified officials at Eastern Cup and Championship events. Candidates “shadow” the NENSA TD through the day, ask questions, and complete reports concerning the race.

Interview:

We recognize that some candidates bring extensive experience in cross-country ski racing to the officials program. Demonstration of expertise in the interview process can shorten a candidate’s apprenticeship period.

Written testing:

All NENSA Officials must pass open book testing before they can be certified.

USSA Officials Certification:
To learn more go to US Ski & Snowboard Officials Page.

Level 2 Regional US Ski & Snowboard Technical Delegate

  1. Officiate satisfactorily at level 2 events or assistant TD at regional or national events
  2. Conduct or present at divisional/regional officials seminars or clinics once every four years
  3. Attend a national TD seminar and pass a written exam every four years
  4. Be in good physical condition and be able to ski any competition course
  5. Maintain a current US Ski & Snowboard official’s license, be tracked in the database, and receive national education materials
  6. Demonstrate excellence as a lead official in two or more officiating areas at regional or national events or accumulate experience as a coach or athlete at national or international events and indicate interest in TD officiating. Must be recommended for candidacy by regional/divisional/district cross country officials committee.

Level 3 National US Ski & Snowboard Official

  1. Officiate satisfactorily at national events every four years
  2. Conduct or present a national officials/TD seminar every four years
  3. Attend a National TD or FIS seminar every four years and pass comprehensive written rules examination (take home)
  4. Be in good physical condition and be able to ski any competition course
  5. Maintain a current US Ski & Snowboard official’s license, be tracked in the database, and receive national education materials
  6. Must be nominated by US Ski & Snowboard International technical delegate

For questions, more information, or to become a technical delegate contact Jim Rodrigues.